Over the years and decades, a lot has been written with regard to the "moral decay" of society in the United States, and even other countries around the world.
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[Jesus] went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
“He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
“He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’
“But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”
When the people heard this, they said, “May this never be!”
Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of [this scripture]: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?
“Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”
The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.
Today I will take a look at a question sent in by a reader. It will go to the area of the website meant for these issues. But I must say the writer was not attacking me, or us.
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
Social Objection to Ending Prohibition (Actually a Religious Objection)
“[Someone] told me the Devil made marijuana. Is that true?”
Below are comparisons showing some similarities and differences between a few well known mindsets — and sorry to say, entities — which embody and act out on those mindsets.
God gave us plants to eat, herbs, and fruit trees. God saw that it was good. — Genesis 1:11-12, 29-30
Paul prophecies that in the later times some will abandon God’s love. Hypocritical liars will deceive them and forbid others from partaking in foods God created, to be enjoyed by those who know The Truth.
Everything God made is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer.
Be a good minister and point this out to fellow believers. — 1 Timothy 4:1-6